If you’re searching for the perfect way to show your mum you care this Mother’s Day, Dobbies, not your average garden centre, has a wide range of botanical gifts guaranteed to put a smile on her face. Truly the gift that keeps on giving, Dobbies’ new range of gorgeous houseplants is the ideal choice for those who want to give a gift that lasts and make a conscious choice this Mother’s Day.
Whether you’re shopping for your mum, gran, mother figure, or a new mum who’s celebrating their first Mother’s Day, Dobbies, the UK’s leading garden centre retailer, has a houseplant for everyone. Dobbies’ Senior Houseplant Buyer, Claire Bishop talks through the new choices available to shop in-store and online this Mother’s Day and how best to care for these sustainable gifts that will outlive any traditional cut flower bouquet.
It’s no surprise that Orchids are one of the most popular choices when it comes to botanical gifting, with their eye-catching colours and gorgeous flowers lighting up any space. Truly the gift that keeps on giving, Orchids will last for years if properly looked after, making them a fantastic conscious gifting option, and Claire has some tips on how to get the most out of these beautiful plants if buying one this Mother’s Day.
Claire said: “Our Mother’s Day Phalaenopsis Orchids come in a variety of colours and will add an elegant touch to any space, with both eye-catching hoop and stylish glass container options. The long-lasting flowers bloom for up to three months, meaning your mum will get to enjoy her gift way beyond Mother’s Day, and afterwards, the Orchids will flower frequently throughout the year if cared for properly.
“It couldn’t be easier to look after Orchids, making them the perfect gift as they’re great for both amateur and seasoned plant parents alike. Simply keep your Orchid at a minimum of 15 degrees in a bright spot – although avoid direct sunlight – and water once a week, misting regularly to maintain humidity.”
Inject some spring greenery into your mum’s home this Mother’s Day with a gorgeous seasonal plant that will not only look great but is also good for the environment. Dobbies’ new range of Mother’s Day houseplants includes air purifying varieties that have been proven to reduce stress and have a refreshing effect on a space, meaning you can give your mum the gift of zen this spring.
Speaking of the varieties, Claire said: “Our Peace Lily, otherwise known as the Spathiphyllum, is a wonderful addition to any home and removes toxins from the air, making it a fantastic gift for the eco-conscious among us. The Calla Lily, or the Zanthesdeschia, is another fantastic choice for gifting and will add drama and height to your mum’s space with its exotic leaves and beautiful flowers. Both plants are
really easy to care for, making them great for gifting, and they will thrive in a sunny spot out of direct sunlight. To care for them, simply water the plants once a week and mist their leaves to keep them hydrated throughout the summer months.
“If your mum is a houseplant aficionado, the Stephanotis is a fantastic choice this Mother’s Day, with its eye-catching appearance sure to delight. However, this plant requires a bit more care and attention than others, making it better for experienced plant parents. A gorgeous conservatory and houseplant known for its glossy leaves and jasmine-scented flowers, the Stephanotis requires a sunny spot, out of direct sunlight, in a warm room without draughts that could chill the plant. The soil should be watered as soon as it feels dry, and this plant thrives in humidity, so its leaves should be misted every few days to ensure it is kept hydrated. Feeding this plant fortnightly in warmer months and reducing watering in winter will also help it thrive.”
If your mum loves colourful bouquets, give her a sustainable alternative she’ll love with a colourful houseplant guaranteed to inject some fun and personality into her home. Whether she likes vibrant reds, pretty pinks, or exotic oranges, Dobbies has an impressive plant range to suit every style and aesthetic.
Speaking of the new season houseplants, Claire said: “Our Bromeliads are a fantastic choice for mums who love to make a statement. These bold houseplants have a unique texture and colour that will instantly breathe life into any room, and they are surprisingly low maintenance. They thrive best in a warm, sunny spot so are perfect for conservatories and sunrooms, and can be watered via the plant’s central ‘vase’, which should always be kept topped up and is why they are sometimes known as urn plants. Bromeliads also benefit from regular misting to keep the leaves hydrated. Ideal for brightening up a room as we approach the warmer months, these colourful houseplants will add some welcome vibrancy to your mum’s space and help transition her interiors for spring and summer.”
The perfect choice for first-time plant parents and busy mums alike, Dobbies’ new season range of Terrariums for Mother’s Day offers an easy way to add a pop of greenery to any home or office. Potted in a range of beautiful glass containers, these mini jungles are incredibly eye-catching, and the sealed varieties are really low maintenance, making them a great gift for new mums who don’t have time to tend to plants, and mother figures who like plants without the hassle. Claire said: “Terrariums are always a wonderful gift as they brighten up any space and can be styled in lots of different ways. Whether your mum keeps her Terrariums on her desk at work, her coffee table, or styled on a shelf, they will benefit from a weekly watering and should be kept in a bright spot away from direct sunlight. For those looking for a low maintenance houseplant, sealed Terrariums are self-nourishing and have their own mini ecosystem, meaning they require very little tending to and will last for years if given the right conditions.”
To shop Dobbies’ new range of Mother’s Day houseplants and find your nearest Dobbies store, visit www.dobbies.com
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